Friday, December 31, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011

This year is almost gone....let's lay the past to rest...live for today....move on to new beginnings...pray for a tomorrow and hope for a brighter future!!
My back yard Dec. 26, 2010!!  I live in the Southeastern US and 7.5" of snow here has only happened 3 other times since records have been kept :))

Love and hugs to all.....See you in 2011 xxxxx
Vickie

Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas to One and All...

Hi everyone,

Thanks, ever so much for reading my blog and following all the antics that sometimes appear here!!  It's been a rather difficult year in my little corner of the world, but thanks to my beloved parchment craft I have managed to attain a small bit of sanity through it all :))

After the holidays I will have some special things to share with everyone so stay tuned for the surprise!!!

I'm sending heartfelt holiday greetings to everyone.  May your Christmas be shared with all those you love and Best Wishes for all good things in the New Year 2011.





Big holiday hugs,
Vickie


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Parchment Craft Holidays!!!

Hi everybody,

Well, well, well I think it is time I get myself back in the swing of things but first I will share a very heartbreaking experience the month of November bestowed upon me, which is why I sort of went MIA for a short while.  I love animals and have had pets all my life and grew up on a dairy farm where there were always lots of 'critters' around.  My most recent furry pals were two indoor kitties (Ben - 16 and Jerry - 9) who were literally my constant companions since I had to take early retirement several years ago because of post-polio issues.  I'll not go into all the details but suffice to say I had to lay Ben to rest as he was suffering terribly from arthritis in his hind quarters.  That event was one of the most difficult things I've ever had to do with any pet I've ever had and I am just now getting to a point where I can even speak over the loss of my best buddy for the past 16 years.  


Here are my "boyz" doing their usual thing by laying right in the middle of a Swedish Weaving project I had spread across my dining table!!  Ben = black.....Jerry = white.  Now it's just Jerry and me and we both have a huge hole in our hearts and miss our best pal, Ben, terribly :((

Well now, because of the events of November (there were two more crisis along with this one) I did not get much crafting/parching done so I thought I'd share some of the "other" crafting I do, aside from parching, in this post and when I get my wits about me a bit more, we'll get back to parchment craft and all the joy it brings.

 Iris Folding


 Rubber Stamping
 
 Teabag Folding
 
           Paper Embroidery            
                      
3D Decoupage


There are a few samples of my paper crafting and now I'll share a few of my talents outside paper crafting and parchment craft!!!!

Four Harness Floor Weaving Loom

Handwoven Bookmarks

 Handwoven Table Runner and Placemats

Handwoven Handbag/Tote

And below, a wee bit of Swedish Weaving....also known as Vagonite in other countries.




All three of the Swedish Weaving designs above were made into large afghans and given as Christmas gifts in recent years.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing a few other crafts I still enjoy doing (there have been many, many, many others along my journey through life!!) and I will close this post with a heartfelt HAPPY HOLIDAYS to each and every one and a special THANK YOU for being a loyal reader/follower of my blog.  I've reached yet another small milestone while dealing with my "November Crisis" and there are now well over 30,000 hits to boast about!!!!  WHOOHOO :))


Warmest holiday wishes,
Vickie, Jerry and Ben (R.I.P. my furry friend)